19 April, 2014

Artwork & Illustrations

These past few weeks were very busy and I finally found some time for myself. In complete serenity the urge to draw flows to the surface. And after the heavy pieces of the Hunters jewelry it's time for the soft mood of the Wanderers. I got inspired by soft pink peonies and the dried flowers on my desk.
First I painted a close up of two peonies in my large journal with a combination of ink, oil- and acrylic paint. For the next painting I wanted to make some smaller peonies but the paint was still wet. The journal has that vintage colored paper so I went for some old books I saw laying around. Love the result.
Funny thing is that as the sun started setting the sun rays hit one of my drawings and she came to life. High on Wandering :).
Don't know where this story will lead me.. to be continued.

De afgelopen weken was ik zo druk dat ik nu even wat tijd voor mezelf moest nemen. In die rust komt het gevoel voor tekenen weer naar boven. Na de sieraden van de Hunters heb ik ook weer zin in de zachtere mood van the Wanderers sieraden. De illustraties zijn geïnspireerd op licht rose pioenrozen en de gedroogde bloemen van een boeket op mijn bureau.
Ik ben begonnen in de grote journal met een close up van twee pioenrozen en heb daar ecoline, olie- en acryl verf voor gebruikt. Voor de volgende wilde ik kleinere pioenrozen maken maar het verf was nog nat. De journal heeft vintage gekleurd papier en ik zocht naar papier wat daar op leek, de oude boeken waren perfect. Love het resultaat.
Het grappige is dat toen de zon onder ging ik zag dat de zon over één van de tekeningen scheen en ze zo tot leven kwam. High on Wandering :).
Ik weet nog niet waar dit verhaal me naar toe zal leiden... to be continued.

Love Soraya

16 April, 2014

Next Chapter: Hard Bitten X SOYL Shop-in-Shop

It's official SOYL is in stores. The shop is called Hard Bitten & the Others in Almere, NL. Half of the store is a skater shop with skateramp and the other half is for the shop-in-shops. Pretty damn cool.
With a space of 1000  full of that good stuff, it's a true Walhalla for vintage lovers, stylesetters and skater boys.
I'm very happy to join the crew. Check out the rest of the store with brands like Jutka&Riska, Lady Lucy, No Robot, the Cuckoos Nest, Brixton and many more.

Love Soraya

04 April, 2014

Next Chapter: SOYL studio atelier

I'm over the moon excited, ecstatic, thrilled, crazy in love.. hmm and so much more... I have my own workshop, my own shit. No one can disturb me, silence all around. Just me and my creative energy. 
But no one is happier than my boyfriend who has lived with my chaotic way of creating for a while now. If you could see him, carrying my stuff around with a big smile and making suggestions for the interior. Unrecognizable I can tell you that. Haha but seriously sometimes you don't know the impact of a change. I thought I was doing just fine at home and I didn't needed a workshop.
And as I took my first step in the atelier, a relieve came over me and I knew this was the right decision. The thought of doing whatever comes to the creative mind is just liberating.

To be Continued...

Flowers of the Albert Cuijp market. I've selected these flowers based on color, the texture but most importantly the scent. My favorite flower is the one with the very small flowers on the stem, the Genista flower. It's a funny plant when you see it, just an ordinary bush with flowers so small you don't even notice them. But one stem in a vase brings a different story of the intricate little flowers. And the scent is so soft and lovely. A huge contrast to the Hyacinths, the pink colored thicker flowers, with their heavier fragrance. These flowers are the perfect natural perfume selection for the atelier.

Love Soraya

02 April, 2014

Style Cravings: The Altuzarra Mule

Remember the mule shoe? Well they are here to stay and thank you Altuzarra for giving them a über feminine modern touch.
I have to say that with his prices beginning at 750 euros it's not for my budget. But ZARA has a couple of cheaper versions in the new collection.
Let's see...

*sigh*...I don't know man... it's not even close two totally different styles... one is elegant the other more robust and casual...

My love goes to the Altuzarra's... one day we shall meet.

What do you think of the mule shoe, would you rock it or leave it back in the '90s?

You can find the collection at theline shop plus an interview with designer Joseph Altuzarra

Love Soraya

Source: TheLine & ZARA

31 March, 2014

Beauty Aspects: Sweet like candy glitter ombre nail art

Nail polishes from Primark

First up your base coat color

26 March, 2014

The SOYL Hunters collection: Ear cuffs, Body Chains and more

Just finished these new designs of The Hunters collection and I couldn't wait to show them to you guys. New editions on the body jewelry department are the silver bodychain and boho headband. Definitely turned out how I wanted, power pieces.

...To be continued...
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